Five militants killed in Algeria’s anti-terrorist operation

Algiers, Dec 3 (IANS) Algerian army killed two militants in an ongoing operation in the north of the country on Wednesday, adding the militants’ toll to five, according to the defense ministry.

Wednesday’s action was part of an underway operation, which was launched on Sunday, in the northern province of Tizi Ouzou, some 120 km east of the capital Algiers, Xinhua reported.

The army has since destroyed some 16 bunkers in the province that were used by armed militants to store weapons and ammunition, explosives, foodstuff and communication devices. Five militants have been killed in the operation.

Earlier on Monday, the army also discovered and destroyed 13 terrorist bunkers in the east of the nation.

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